No Escape

Turkel, Nury

  4 Reviews

In 1949, life changed forever for the Uyghur people of Turkistan; their land handed over by Stalin to the Chinese Communist Party, followed by an ongoing campaign of forced assimilation. Author Nury Turkel is a champion for his people, a human rights lawyer and activist, and a commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

In this important and eminently readable book, Turkel's lived experience and extensive research reveal the many horrors of genocide and crimes against humanity inflicted on the Uyghur people.

Written with respect and sensitivity, this is a riveting and shocking account of the Uyghur crisis.



AUCK 162
Most of our group read the book or part of it. We agreed that it was important to learn about the details of the plight of the Uyghur people. The book was well-written and easy to read - apart from the fact that it was difficult and disturbing.
A bit "dry" due to the complexity of names and places, also changing periods and stories. But a fascinating and scary insight to a culture within a country.
AUCK 037
This is a story everyone should know about and we had a good discussion. It was interesting, disturbing and revealing about the genocide the Uyghurs are suffering. It was very interesting how one Uyghur who travelled to America was able to communicate this shocking story.
TAUP 004
Comments included, "I found it harrowing, but it's a very important book... I'm so pleased to have read it... Very confronting. Very topical...The author has done an excellent job...I'm so pleased I read it".